Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
A Roman Catholic community...
...Growing in Faith

Parish ministries

Life in the Spirit

Every Thursday
Seton Classroom 8

Gospel Reflection Group

Every Tuesday


Every Monday
The Parish Library

Spiritual Book Club

Look for announcements
in the Friday Feed and Seton Sunday
Meeting held via Zoom

Spiritual Direction

Contact Donna Nebistinsky to learn more about Spiritual Direction

Youth Group

Now forming
Contact Patty Wargo at

The Church on growing in Faith

We are only Christians if we encounter Christ. Of course, He does not show himself to us in this overwhelming, luminous way, as He did to Paul to make him the apostle to all peoples. But we too can encounter Christ in reading sacred Scripture, in prayer, in the liturgical life of the Church. We can touch Christ’s heart and feel Him touching ours. Only in this personal relationship with Christ, only in this encounter with the Risen One do we truly become Christians.”
Pope Benedict XVI, 2008

All Christians are called to the authentic encounter — the relationship — of which Pope Benedict spoke. The Church’s precepts do not mention reading Scripture or developing one’s prayer life, but Pope Benedict and pontiffs before and after him have exhorted us to do these things. It seems as if the precepts presume the components of a relationship with Jesus.

The concept of a personal relationship with the Lord is an ancient one. In Deutoronmy 6:5, we are told to “love the Lord, your God, with your whole heart, and with your whole being, and with your whole strength.” Jesus repeats this command often throughout the New Testament, as can be found in Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30,33 and Luke 10:27.

The prologue of the Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us: “At every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek Him, to know Him, to love Him with all his strength”

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